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Shadows in the Smoke

(2012)
(The third book in the Jethro series)
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It is 1949. London has endured the war but is plagued by hardship. "The Smoke" remains tarnished with shattered, abandoned buildings and bombsites. It is a world fueled by coal and driven by steam. Soap is still on ration; fresh meat of any kind is as well. Butter on the black market costs thirty shillings a pound. Life's little luxuries-be it bed sheets or pantyhose or tins of peaches-have the scarcity value of the Crown Jewels. It's the perfect backdrop for Jethro - honest Cockney cat burglar, jewelry thief extraordinaire, womanizer, and rogue - to redistribute the wealth of the upper classes.

The day after thieving jewels from a mansion, headlines scream that the very man Jethro robbed was found dead after falling from the balcony of his home. It's deemed a homicide when the jewels are discovered missing, and Jethro sets off on a search through London's dark underworld to find out who is trying to frame him. Driven by a caustic, unforgettable voice, Shadows in the Smoke is a wonderfully entertaining and evocative read that touches upon police corruption at the very highest levels and the politics of London.

"A rakkish cockney cat burglar with the soul of a poet. A terrific read. Highly recommended. - Deborah Crombie, Author of the Duncan Kinkaid/Gemma James series

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadows in the Smoke
Author(s): Tony Broadbent
ISBN: 1-84982-156-9 / 978-1-84982-156-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MP Publishing Ltd (UK)
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadows in The Smoke
Author(s): Tony Broadbent
Publisher: MP Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU